DALE, Thomas Henry, (1846 - 1912)


Campaign button, 1904-1906, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

DALE, Thomas Henry, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Daleville, Lackawanna County, Pa., June 12, 1846; attended the public schools and Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pa.; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army in 1863; after discharge from the service engaged in business as a coal operator; also engaged in the wholesale beef business; interested in various other business enterprises in Scranton, Pa.; instrumental in organizing the Scranton Board of Trade and was its president for several terms; chairman of the Republican county committee for several years; prothonotary of Lackawanna County 1882-1892; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; president of the Anthracite Trust Co., Scranton, Pa.; died in Daleville, Pa., August 21, 1912; interment in Dunmore Cemetery, Scranton, Pa.